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"newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. up ahead, cyber attacked on a florida election is raising alarms about security at the voting systems across the country. so this attack involved more than 2,500 phantom requests for absentee ballots during the august primary. our chris lawrence who has been digging into this. chris, what do we know, election officials now being able to detect that something happened, something was wrong. how did they do that? >> basically two things really jumped out at them, suzanne. they looked at two things. one, the fact that all of these requests were coming from what looked like the same computers. also, they were coming in so quickly they figured no human being could enter that much information that quickly. those were two big red flags. then they started to look further and determine that the internet -- the i.p. addresses of these computers were blocked. once investigators were able to dig in and look at them, it turned out that all of these i.p. addresses were going through what's called an anonmiser. in india and the uk sort of a way to wash your tracks on th
drinking? >> well, this is not new. chairman priebus when he was elected chair in 2011 was progressive to reach out to many groups and ancillary groups including the log cabin republicans and in fact, the first chairman to make it clear that corporate culture in the chairman's office that the rnc as soon as reince priebus came in was to be inclusive and welcoming. he took a lot of hits as being chairman and obviously re-elected. >> clark, take me in here, and don't filibuster me. >> sure. >> none of that played out. we heard none of that in the last election and we heard the exact opposite from the last election. >> well, you are talking about the platform which was like an anchor around our neck in the election cycle, and that was very clear amongst many in leadership which is why this growth and opportunity project is very important. it was a very aggressive and pragmatic approach and similar to the military operation that you do an after-action review, and the party was honest about our weaknesses and why we are are not attracting the voters that we should attract, and so, no, it is
was elected chairman back in 2011, was very aggressive about reaching out to all the different affinity groups or ancillary groups within the republican party, including log cabin republicans. he was the first chairman to make it clear that the corporate culture, as soon as ince priebus came in, was to be inclusive and welcoming. he took a lot of hits for that during his first term as chairman -- >> let me in here. don't filibuster me. none of that played out. we heard none of that in the last election. we heard the exact opposite from the gop in the last election. >> well, what you're talking about is you're talking about the platform which was an anchor around our neck during the election cycle. that was very clear amongst many in leaderships which is why in project is very important. it was a very pragmatic approach, very similar to an after-military option. you do an after-action review. the party was very honest about our weaknesses and why we aren't attracting the voters that we should attract. it's very healthy. this is the first chairman to actually recognize the lgbt members of the pa
and this marketing not just in the couple of months leading up to a presidential election but they need it year-round and they needed in places, the chairman says, in places they normally don't go like blue states and urban areas. it's obvious why they're doing this. in november republicans didn't win back the senate or presidency and they had a problem with younger voters, minority voters. $10 million is a lot of money and that's why they hope they can make some changes. >> in the impalgbattle ground s we went to a number of them. they're taking a page out of the obama playbook because the ground games were amazing, they knew people in those and today prebus announced that. what will go beyond voter outreach in this announcement? what else are renting planning, paul? >> when it comes to a couple other areas where republicans really didn't do well compared to the obama campaign and democratic party, digital is one area and they'll put a lot of money and man power into digital to get their message out on social networks. another thing, this is fascinating for people like you and me who follow th
in the couple of months leading up to a presidential election, but they need it year round, and they need it in places, the chairman says, where they normally don't go like blue states and like urban areas. it's kind of obvious why they are doing this. go back to last november. the republicans didn't win back the white house. they didn't win back the senate, and they definitely had a problem with younger voters and with minority voters. mitt romney doing very well at all with either of those groups. that's why you're seeing this, and $10 million is a lot of money, don. that's why they hope they can make some changes here. >> and if you're in the battleground states, i was in a battleground, you were there as well, they are taking a page out of obama playbook because they were -- they had been in those communities. their ground games were amazing. they knew the people in those communities and they had personal relationships and that's how they won and today reince priebus admitted that as he was announcing that they are going to announce his plan come tomorrow. what will -- what will go be
, mahmoud abbas and king abdullah of jordan. >>> so you thought the election season was over. huh-uh. it is primary day in south carolina, folks. i'm talking low country. you see it right there. this state's first congressional district anchored by charleston and what a cast of characters this little race for congress. you have a man known as the former governor of the appalachiap ppa lash shap trail. the son of a certain media mogul, and you've also got the sister of a very famous funny man. and don't to get this, we're talking about south carolina. home of kamikaze style politics. this is an old fashioned street fight why a state where they all intersect. john avalon, piece choinice cho words. good to see you, sir. you had a trip to charleston. we of course begin with mark sanford, the guy who famously told reporters he was, you know, hiking on the aptrail but was actually having a bit of a tryst in arrest again see in a. is it true that he asked the woman who divorced him, jenny sanford, to run his campaign for this congressional seat? >> so that has indeed been reported. awkwa
. >> if these experts who keep losing elections, you keep getting rehired raking in millions, if they feel that strongly about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck up or stay in the truck. buck up and run. the architects can head on back to -- they can head on back to the great lone star state and put their name on some ballot. >> oh, that did not go over too well with karl rove, the man known as the architect of george w. bush's presidential campaigns. >> i appreciate her encouragement that i ought to go home to texas. i'd be ennewsed if i ran for office to have her support. but i don't think i'm particularly good candidate, sort of a balding fat guy. and second of all, i'd say if i did run for office and win, i'd serve out my term. i wouldn't leave office midterm. >> ouch. our question, in a i'm threat cal match-up, who wins over the republican faithful, karl rove or sarah palin? >> sarah palin. simply because she's just more likeable. you may think she's an idiot, you may think she has no idea what she's talking about, but there is something about her charisma that attracts a large nu
of marriage. >> doma is important because congress said it was important. i mean we sent our elected representatives to washington, d.c. and they chose to say that marriage is one man and one woman for purposes of federal law. >> reporter: conservatives say the founding fathers never contemplated gay marriage. >> because it's clearly not what anyone understood as marriage at the time of the framing of the constitution. >> reporter: still, same-sex families pay taxes and don't get the same benefits and the issue with doma really gets complicated if they have children who are also excluded from benefits. >> when we have kids i would like them to be born in a post-doma united states. >> still, california is one of only a handful of states that gives most of the benefits of marriage to same-sex couples and domestic partnerships. one question is whether any ruling by the court on california could affect all of those other states in the same way. fred? >> thanks so much, joe johns in washington. >>> bill clinton signed doma into law when he was president. now he's asking the u.s. supreme c
to dampen his expectations what he will achieve politically, elections coming up in may and he thinks he can do well in those elections. the turnout today, people not that interested, it seems, don. >> not that interested so it -- even if he comes back to the country and hugely unpopular, chances are he would not win. >> reporter: no. the chances are he wouldn't win. look, when he -- by the time he left the country the population had turned against him. there have been hard economic times and there are some people that look back to the days when he was on power and see the country being better and that's one of the things he comment order when he came back. the country is economically more immover i shalled. i don't think anyone holds out the hope she the man that will fix it. he discredited the army and now has the threat, death threat, hanging over his head from the taliban. how will he get out on the streets and effectively campaign under those circumstances? >> nic robertson, thanks very much for that. >>> coming up -- >> i pronounce you legally married. >> is america going gay? on the p
of how this case all got started. you'll recall, suzanne, when president obama was first elected in 2008, you covered that race, he was elected but then proposition 8 also passed in california. and that outlawed the right for same sex couples to marry, took it away from them in that state. and so you have a story that really starts in hollywood with rob rhiner of all people deciding, oh, my god, this can't occur and he and his friends recruiting ted olson and ted olson recruiting david on this case and making it through the california courts. and now to the supreme court. >> yeah. it's a fascinating story. gloria, thank you so much. appreciate it as always. >> sure. >>> the crisis might have been averted, cyprus made a deal for about a $13 billion bailout. that of course should be good news. we'll see if it's good or not. zain asher in new york, zain, take a look at the dow here. i understand it's down. investors not all that happy with the deal. back and forth a little bit. >> i mean, yeah, that seems to be the case. the u.s. stocks here started out strong initially, but they're now low
pearl. plus, politics hits home. >> the first annual election you actually got involved in? >> yeah, this is the first one. >> stephen colbert's sister running for office in south carolina. if she wins, she could be up against mark sanford. yes, that mark sanford from the appalachian trail. >>> 23 in a row! >> lebron james, gives miami a two-point lead. >> the heat is definitely on. >> this is a hostile environment, for to us come in and get a big road win on the road, awesome. >> you're live in the cnn newsroom. >>> good morning. thank you for joining me. i'm carol cosstello. steubenville, ohio, two teenagers due in court accused of making online threats in the explosive rape case. the latest ripple in a case that blown the town apart. the victim raped by two high school ftball players, two local girls, one 15, the other 16, spent the night in juvenile detention. the victim's mother is pleading for calm and compassion. >> my family and i are hopeful that we can put this horrible ordeal behind us. we need and deserve to focus on our daughter's future. we hope that from this, somethi
of stephen colbert, elizabeth colbert bush in the general election come may. carol, this is a very conservative congressional district. a lot of the political insiders here in charleston, south carolina, feel that mark sanford is not only a shoo-in in this runoff but perhaps in that final general election battle in may. >> we'll see. jim acosta reporting live from charleston, south carolina, this morning. >>> just ahead in the newsroom, more news on that unbelievable shooting of the executive director of the colorado department of corrections. he was shot as he answered his door. we'll take you live to colorado next. can acne cleansers be tough on breakouts and be good for your face? [ female announcer ] now there's new neutrogena® naturals acne cleanser. acne medicine from the wintergreen leaf treats breakouts. no parabens or harsh sulfates. for naturally clear skin. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® naturals. for naturally clear skin. anncr: and many of the tornado's victims are... without homes tonight. girl: first, i saw it on cable. then i read about it online. i found out ho
of republicans in elected, political office are not yet supportive. but there is definitely much less polarization around this. >> and also a seminnother impor moment. john berman turned another year older. zoraida has the cakes. >> i took my mike off and i need to use yours. let me tell you, we got you this cake and i went to the back and had you two additional cakes. you are a very popular man. happy birthday. no candles. but you can pretend and make a wish. >> the different cakes, because the staff can't agree on what they like. >> velvet, oreo, and chocolate fudge. >> we have to pause so i can eat this. now to newsroom with carol cosstello, pretty please. >> happy birthday! >> thank you. >>> happening now in the newsroom, breaking overnight. rockets fired just miles from president obama in israel. >>> also, shut down in chicago. >> i think it's a bit ridiculous. >> if you take them out of where they live, what does that say to the child? >> an unprecedented move to close 50 elementary schools. critics say it targets minorities and the poor. >>> plus dow watch. records being shatte
's going to face the republican runoff winner in the may 7 special election. >>> michele bachmann nearly ran through the halls of congress to avoid some pretty tough questions from one of our own, cnn's dana bash. there you have it. take a peek. this is what you call at haste. dana bash was asking michele bachmann about the comments she made at the conservative conference cpac. mrs. bachmann used president obama of very frivolous and lavish spending on a lifestyle within the white house. have a listen to how she characterized it. >> now we find out that there are five chefs on air force one. there are two projectionists who operate the white house movie theater. they regularly sleep at the white house in order to be readily available in case the first family wants a really, really late show. we are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president's dog. >> all right. so i'm going to re-join that story in a moment. but i want that take you right back to israel right now, because that news conference we've been awaiting with president shimon peres and united states president,
before our elections as saying that he considered the leadership in israel as political cowards. he seems to be going over their heads to the israeli young people, trying to give them hope and trying to encourage them to press their leaders to make peace. and that is, i think, a very bold and courageous thing. but i would say one other thing. he, having tried to lower expectations about this visit, has now raised them sky high in terms of the expectations that israelis and palestinians will have, that he, himself, is now going to work to make peace really possible. >> and that is the challenge. where do the israelis and the palestinians and the united states and others in the international community go from here? let's bring in dr. hanan, joining us from , what did you of what the president had to say? >> well, i do think that this was the most comprehensive speech we have heard. it has the same basic components, but on the one hand, it has a very clear geological component. i don't think i have heard an american president with such a strong commitment to the zionist ideology. and to an u
finished first in a special election primary for his old house seat, but he did not get enough votes to avoid a runoff. our jim acosta is in charleston, south carolina. >> reporter: fred, after he was left for dead in the political wilderness here in south carolina, mark sanford may be the comeback kid. sanford finished way out in front of 15 other republican opponents in what was sometimes a nasty and heated gop primary. but because he failed to capture more than 50% of the vote, he'll have to compete in a runoff against one of his challengers named curtis bostik still nearly after being forced out of his governor's office four years ago after misleading voters about an extramarital affair, it's a remarkable turnaround for the former governor, one he talked about us last night. here's what he had to say. >> you guys will come up with your own definitions on these things and we'll not interrupt -- what i learned a long time ago is the media's going to do what the media's going to do. >> sure. but this must feel like redemption. >> it's incredibly humbling. as i just said. on many dif
the presidential election, lost seats in the house, blew an opportunity to seize control of the senate. here is the party's chairman, rins pl reince priebus. >> i think wanted the report to be real, they wanted it to be honest, if it had to be raw and maybe few pieces of china needed to be broken. but i think this is what our party needed. >> so let's stick straight into this. his specialty is republican ad campaigns. alex, welcome. good grief, stuffy, out of touch, scary, do you think the party itself, that they'll buy this analysis, are they going to turn on the messenger, mr. priebus? >> i don't think so. i think truth hurts. and rieince priebus, said we looked straight in the mirror and this is what we saw. this is what america saw last election. the good news is we can't fall off the floor. this is about as low as we can get. and the party is trying to figure out how to move forward. what we saw today was not the grand old party of the gop, we saw the growth and opportunity party, a party trying to apply its principles to a new world. the party's job is not really to come up with new po
states of america. he was elected to his first term in 2008, capturing the world attention and the heart of the american people. in 2012 he was elected to a second term. barack obama's presidency has been distinguished by his need to lead an ongoing fight for equality in the united states of america and for the promotion of democratic values, human rights, solidarity, and peace all over the world. in 2009, he was awarded the nobel prize for his special contribution and effort to strengthen national diplomacy and cooperation of people. through his personal story and agenda as president of the united states, barack obama served as the beacon of democratic values and exemplifies the spirit of equal opportunity in america, inspiring people all over the world. president obama has made a unique and significant contribution to the security of the state of israel, both through further strengthening the strategic cooperation between the countries and the joint development of technology to defend civilian populations against missiles and terrorism. the iran drone system is a prominent example of h
on what went wrong in the 2012 election. it's time to follow the ideas of the nation's 30 republican governors and to modernize the message to people who are too young to have ever voted for ronald reagan. they're also going to implement a $10 million minority outreach program. and to that point, you might want to check out this brand new pew poll finding that 62% of american people think the gop is out of touch. when i say brand new, february 13th to 18th. this is something that the party leaders are openly admitting. joining me now is jake tapper anchor for "the league" debuting today. it's nice to see you. i want to ask you right off the bat. i said rnc is looking to nation's 30 republican governors and one of them who is extraordinarily popular, mr. chris christie, wasn't even invited to cpac. i'm sure i understand this. >> the governor of virginia wasn't who is conservative but shown that he's willing to work with democrats in the legislature there and that also has made him not popular among some party faithful. look, the truth of the matter is this is not a done deal what the
a few hours earlier, six days after his election, argentine cardinal jorge mario was formally installed as pop francis and you can see him receiving his papal ring, which is secondhand and not solid gold, in keeping with the pope's already famous disdain for worldly trapping. another big departure from the customs of his predecessor. he greeted his flock from an open-topped suv, kissing babies. you can't kiss babies through bulletproof glass, so this is what he decided. and in his homoly, the pope held up the st. joseph, whose feast day is today, as the model of a loving and faithful protector of god's creations. >>> president obama is preparing for his first presidential trip to israel and he's leaving this evening, expected to talk with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu about middle east peace, syria, iran. it's a pretty thick list. the president is also going to stop in the west bank and jordan. >>> jodi arias has a pretty good memory when it comes to her sex life with her former boyfriend, travis alexander, and pretty graphic detail, in fact. however, she can't remember some
's democratic side. if you take a look at the election we're heading into, there are about half a dozen democratic senators in states like montana, south dakota, arkansas, they're pro-gun states and they're in a very difficult political position on this because their constituencies believe that a ban on assault weapon is somehow a violation of their second amendment rights. and so when the vice president speaks about this, he's also talking to members of his own party, fred. because i think he feels a real sense of frustration. >> and so it's not able to really get any traction on the hill. why is joe biden going about it this way? what we saw earlier today, him in new york and he's got the new york mayor bloomberg with him as well, family members who were victimized by the shooting in connecticut. >> well, biden as you know i don't have to tell you is very visceral politician. he was there and was an important part of the ban on assault weapons when it first passed. so there's something personal about this to him. and so there is going to be a vote on a ban on assault weapons. he under
will recall by the last election by a three-to-one margin republicans lost to hispanic voters, mitt romney lost to hispanic voters. so they understand it's in their self-interest to get something done. so you kind of see everything moving in that direction. >> and the potential stumbling block? >> of course. there are stumbling blocks. look, it depends on what that pathway leads to. does it lead to citizenship? does it lead to some kind of legal status? and how can you ensure people that the border is secure first? you know, everybody -- republicans i talk to go back to the days when ronald reagan passed immigration reform. and the problem with that everyone agrees was that the borders were not secure first. so republicans are nervous that that could happen again. and they want to make sure that doesn't occur. there's also another stumbling block in the guest worker program. how do you provide for guest workers to come into this country? that's an issue for democrats in particular. so there are stumbling blocks that would have been done years ago. but again political self-interest is at st
netanyahu is a little -- is he chastened? >> i think he's somewhat humbled by his own election. you understand this, there is always a line, you don't know quite where it is. he needs to fight first and foremost for israel and its interests. but if gets too far away from the american president, he gets in trouble here at home. you see efforts by both of them. i thought it was remarkable. the jokes from the prime minister, the reference to the president's children, the president made reference to the prime minister's children, but, wolf, you know, you know how much his father yoni is his hero. when the president mentioned yoni you could see the prime minister was moved by that. a very smart tactical move by the president to invoke something personal to say i'm trying too. they're both trying in public to get along better. if that trickles into the private working relationship, all for the better because these issues are so difficult. one other point, that was a personal way to try to make a new bond, a better bond with netanyahu. the president also had several opportunities to cause
elections. >> ross, i have to laugh, because she said big, happy tent. is that possible? everybody says there's this civil war going on within the republican party. >> well, look, if it's ana versus donald trump for the future of the republican party, then i'm obviously on ana's side and i think any sensible republican would be. but i do think part of the backlash against the rnc report this week reflected the fact that this is sort of this elite republican vision of how to fix the party, right? so officially the report didn't make any policy recommendations, but then it said, oh, by the way, we should probably be in favor of comprehensive immigration reform and probably gay marriage as well. and that's the strategy that i think, if you talk to republican consultants in d.c., many of whom are for gay marriage themselves, have always been for immigration reform, they'd be on board with. the danger there for the party, though, is that, one, it's going to anger a lot of opponents of unrestricted immigration, a lot of social conservatives, whose votes the party needs. and the second problem
for extradition, but not only that, i mean, she could simply elect not to go back. and we have seen this in other cases before. certain people, certain countries said, you got to come back and they just don't go back. i think that's what you'll see here. i doubt she'll get on a plane and go back to italy. >> sunny hostin, what is the takeaway here, other than don't go to italy for amanda knox? >> we were covering this case before, brooke, i remember we would say, don't forget when you leave the united states, you're not always protected by the laws of the united states. i think the takeaway here is the united states is not going to extradite her, even though they have this agreement. that is because here we have the double jeopardy clause. there they don't. you see that kind of stance taken by countries, let's say, that won't extradite people to the united states, if they don't believe in the death penalty. and the death penalty case. i just suspect that amanda knox is going to be able to go forward with her life, but the bottom line, can you imagine, in prison for four years, thought this was al
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